/ 12 August 2023

MANAGEMENT students from the University of the Philippines-Visayas received a grant from the YouthLed PH, The Asia Foundation, United State Agency for International Development, and the Gerry Roxas Foundation for their “Panubli” initiative.

Phoebe Mae Magabilin, Francis Wilfred Olilang, and Nikka Ysabel Vela presented their policy pitch called “ArtisanRise” to the representatives from Gerry Roxas Foundation, One Western Visayas Youth Network the National Youth Commission, and the National Economic and Development Authority last June.

The group was among five teams awarded with P100,000 for the policy implementation.

“ArtisanRise, together with the entire Junior Executive Society community, aspire to strengthen the Panubli initiative not only by opening more platforms for artisans to market their products, but also by establishing a bigger connection with the youth, consistent with what the organization had always been passionate about – to be in service to the youth and the entire community,” UPV said.

The implementation of ArtisanRise will run from late August to early December 2023.

Since 2021, UPV said the students’ home organization Junior Executive Society has been an advocate of artisanry with the Panubli initiative.

“The ArtisanRISE team further expands this initiative by mobilizing the youth and incorporating their role in the implementation of the said project,” it said.

“Instead of the usual Panubli implementation of only having the JES members engage with the artisans, filming promotional videos, and setting up exhibits around the campus, the team has decided to mobilize senior high school students by having them personally interact and collaborate with the local artisans,” it added.